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Dispassionate takes on emotive topics.
Craig Harper Ph.D.
Do you ever think about rekindling an old relationship? The motivation might be rooted in your attachment orientation.
Research shows that political partisans change their judgments of social issues based on their ideology—but does this apply to the pandemic? A new study suggests it does.
Kendian antiracism says you're either racist or antiracist, but is that true? New research finds that these are two separate concepts with different psychological correlates.
Can feeling like you look "hot" stop you from actually feeling the cold? A new study appears to suggest that self-objectification can have this effect on young women.
Actor James Franco claims that 'sex addiction' contributed to indiscretions with former students. Is this a valid diagnostic category? The evidence is mixed.
Behavioral addictions to socializing online are increasingly being diagnosed. But are these reliable and valid labels? A new study on "offline friend addiction" suggests not.
Twitter allows discussions of attractions to children on its site, but seems to have misapplied the guidance. What's next for child protection organizations on social media?
What makes a joke funny? The answer could be in your political outlook.
Craig Harper, Ph.D., is an academic and psychological scientist. His research interests lie in the psychological processes that underpin decision-making in relation to controversial social and political topics.